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No confirmation, no phone-call, nothing.

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Period debt occurred: 
July 2016 to June 2017
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes & I won
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

My stress levels went through the roof because I knew that I had done the right thing, and they gave me only 28 days to prove my case.

I think my previous employer stuffed up the income statement. It stated $4,189 more income than I actually got in that period. Huge company, idiots.
Luckily all my pays went into one bank account and I got the printouts to prove my case.

After submitting a ton of documents, I never heard anything from Centrelink again.
No confirmation, no phone-call, nothing.

So my stress continued because they left it hanging. It may have been an employer stuff-up, but Centrelink should have acknowledged my proof of non-debt.
I did not appeal through Centrelink appeals court. I simply provided proof with bank statements.

How do you feel about the way the Government has handled this process?: 

I think that a simple phone-call would have been nice. A letter of confirmation would have been better. Just no respect for people.